3D Print Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
CIVL4102 Final year project
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Qian (Department of Civil Engineering)
With the introduction of 3D printing technology, a new era of the construction industry can finally be formed! Traditionally, buildings are constructed by using wooden formwork as a mold to hold the concrete. However, engineers started researching ways to implement 3D printing technology into the construction industry, which would help reduce the waste of wood and shorten the construction time. So far, little research on 3D-printable Ultra-high Performance Concrete (UHPC) is done, and our project is to help with the research. We are designing some concrete mixes that are 3D-printable. We check their fresh state properties like workability and printability, as well as their hardened state properties such as compressive strength. We have successfully printed some models, and we are looking forward to promoting 3D-printable UHPC for the construction industry to use.
Project leader: Chan Hoi Tung, Tony, BEng(CompSc)
Team member(s): Wu Ka Hung, Rex, BEng(CompSc); Jane Ho, BEng(CE); Yeung Wing Pan, Stacie(CompSc)
This project team was selected for the Inno Show award at the 5th Inno Show.
This team has received HK$20,000 sponsorship to participate in international design competition(s) and consumables expenses to support further development of the project.
This project team was selected for the best project award – COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming at the 1st Engineering InnoShow.